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Dude Who Heckled Bristol Palin at Saddle Ranch Sues Her for Defamation

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Bristol Palin is getting sued by the dude she met at Saddle Ranch last fall who called her mom "evil" and a "whore," while cameras rolled for her Lifetime reality show "Life's a Tripp."

Palin kept things classy by calling him a "homosexual" (like it was a bad thing), and now the man talent manager Stephen Hanks is suing Palin and Lifetime for defamation, according to Reuters. Hanks is pissed that his image was used without his permission and she publicly questioned his sexuality. He also calls BS on her claim that the incident played a role in sending her back to Alaska.

"Bristol Palin's conduct was outrageous," states the lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. "Bristol Palin first accused Plaintiff off 'being a homosexual' in a degrading manner in front of others ... she then in a magazine article blamed Plaintiff for her decision to leave Los Angeles for Alaska even though she had purchased her home in Alaska ... more than two months before the encounter."

Hanks said Lifetime didn't respond to any of his concerns, so he decided to file the suit. The show is scheduled to premiere on June 19. If you need a refresher, here's the copy of the clip:

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